Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Surbiton]
that light will eventually be thrown on what is at
present so distressingly obscure.
zymotic Diseases ^he mortality from the seven chief epidemic
diseases is extremely low, in fact I cannot find that
it has ever been so low before. There were but 2
deaths from scarlet fever, 1 from whooping cough
and 1 from diphtheria. None from typhoid, typhus,
measles or small-pox nor any from epidemic
influenza. The rate is C25 per thousand of the
Blrths- The births were 351 as compared with 288,
324 and 295 in the three preceding years and are
53 above the average of the seven years before.
The birth-rate is 22^3 per thousand.
The births in the various districts are shown in the table below :—